wyvern: Also interesting the impracticality of the open quiver in active combat situations. Ancient artworks often show archers holding a bundle of arrows. Maybe minis should too?
Jan 27, 2015 16:28:25 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Having been taught "the proper way" to shoot, I had always assumed that the artists in old pictures got it wrong. It sure seems like they were actually drawing what they saw.
Jan 27, 2015 12:26:10 GMT -9
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okumarts: The further back the illustration, the more likely it is thumb-sided. That could be because as the bow was replaced ballistically it became a target practice tool and less of a weapon. As a weapon the thumb seems more flexible in a combat situation.
Jan 26, 2015 9:55:59 GMT -9
okumarts: Some sources are inconsistent. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/crecyfroissart.jpg
Jan 26, 2015 9:53:40 GMT -9
okumarts: I don't really remember what side I was on in the debate, but the older images I'm finding seem to support thumb side. http://turkey.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/122.jpg
Jan 26, 2015 9:49:44 GMT -9
cowboyleland: A few years ago there was a debate on this forum about what side of a bow the arrow should be on. I was on the "finger side" of the debate, but I think after seeing this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk I'm ready to accept "thumb side" minis.
Jan 26, 2015 6:13:09 GMT -9
mproteau: Just two more pages of gorgeous baddies, and the cutfiles will be done for the Darkfast Dungeons Basic set! C'mon printer, don't fail me now! Bonus - I got a ton of clear acrylic bases from Litko for Christmas. The minis will look even better now!
Dec 28, 2014 7:42:58 GMT -9
dungeonmistress: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all. Regardless of faith, I wish light and love and happiness to all the good folks here!
Dec 27, 2014 21:30:44 GMT -9
mproteau: I replaced the print head, but at this point the printer as been through a LOT.
Dec 27, 2014 20:04:26 GMT -9
mproteau: I think I need a new printer... Or a new ink system... I think perhaps I'll end up getting a new printer, and switch to cheap ink carts. Not sure why, but the pigment black seems to have problems printing in a couple areas...
Dec 27, 2014 20:04:04 GMT -9
mproteau: Been away from hobbies for a while now, but I'm working on the recent Darkfast Dungeon Basic Set cutfiles now! Granted, many of the pages are simple rectangles, but I like to let the machine cut them all out perfect.
Dec 26, 2014 18:16:00 GMT -9